Tyler Olson Portland Sea Dogs Pitcher

       
 
Age: 31
Born: October 2, 1989
Birthplace: Spokane, WA
Height: 6-3
Weight: 182
Bats: Right
Throws: Left
   
Drafted: 7th round, 2013 by SEA;
17th round, 2012 by OAK
How Acquired: Minor league free agent (April 2021)
College: Gonzaga
High School: University HS (WA)
   

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Tyler Olson photos by Kelly O'Connor
Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract: June 13, 2013 (SEA)
Signing Scout: N/A
Signing Bonus: $10,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
MLFA Eligible: November 2021
   
Pro Debut: June 2013 (Everett)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: April 7, 2015 (SEA)
Service Time (1/21): 2 years ,114 days
Options Remaining: 0 (2016, 2017, 2018)
Contract (2021): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @tolson_13
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  Physical Description: Tall, athletic pitcher's frame. No remaining projection. 

Mechanics: Crafty lefty with solid control. Throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, almost sidearm, starting on the first base side of the rubber. High leg kick. Clean delivery without much wasted movement in the upper half.

Fastball: 86-89 mph cutter. Uses the pitch off of his curveball. Evolved from a below-average high-80s four-seam fastball.

Curveball: 72-75 mph. Primary offering. Average major league pitch.

Changeup: 80-83 mph. Clear third pitch.
  Career Notes: Pitched 5 seasons at Gonzaga before a marginally successful stint in the Mariners system. Hopped from Seattle to the Dodgers to the Yankees to Cleveland in 2016. Was on a minor league deal with the Cubs in 2020 but did not appear in a major league game.

Summation: Finesse pitcher with protracted major league experience. Nice splits against left-handed batters. Profiles as major league bullpen depth - a lefty specialist with the potential to stick on a major league roster for an extended period. Has no options remaning so not a potential up-and-down arm going forward.

Note: This page will be updated with a complete scouting report after the scouting team has seen the player in person.

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    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2009 Gonzaga WCC NCAA --- 19 1 1 5.09 11 2 0 17.2 20 10 10 2 3 8 19 1.58 9.68 4.08
  2010 Gonzaga WCC NCAA --- 20 1 0 6.19 5 3 1 16.0 22 14 11 1 0 9 16 1.94 9.00 5.06
  2011 Gonzaga WCC NCAA --- 21 6 5 3.97 14 13 0 79.1 89 44 35 5 7 29 63 1.49 7.15 3.29
  2012 Gonzaga WCC NCAA --- 22 5 4 2.77 15 15 0 110.1 107 51 34 8 0 27 90 1.21 7.34 2.20
  2013 Gonzaga WCC NCAA --- 23 9 4 2.48 16 14 1 101.2 94 36 28 1 0 31 91 1.23 8.06 2.74
  2013 Everett Aqua Sox Nwst A- Sea 23 2 4 4.33 18 8 1 54 61 33 26 1 3 20 48 1.50 8.00 3.33
  2014 High Desert Mavericks Calif A+ Sea 24 2 1 3.13 5 5 0 23.0 21 8 8 0 1 10 27 1.35 10.57 3.91
  2014 Jackson Generals Sou AA Sea 24 10 7 3.52 22 22 0 125.1 126 55 49 8 7 25 100 1.20 7.18 1.80
  2015 Tacoma Rainiers PCL AAA Sea 25 3 5 4.47 25 6 1 54.1 61 40 27 7 0 17 53 1.44 8.78 2.82
  2015 Seattle Mariners AL MLB Sea 25 1 1 5.40 11 0 0 13.1 18 8 8 2 1 10 8 2.10 5.40 6.75
  2016 Scranton/WB RailRiders IL AAA NYY 26 1 2 5.27 11 3 0 27.1 31 17 16 2 1 8 21 1.43 6.91 2.63
  2016 New York Yankees AL MLB NYY 26 0 0 6.75 1 0 0 2.2 3 2 2 0 0 2 0 1.87 0.00 6.75
  2016 Omaha Storm Chasers PCL AAA KC 26 0 0 2.84 5 0 0 6.1 10 3 2 1 0 2 2 1.89 2.84 2.84
  2016 Columbus Clippers IL AAA Cle 26 1 0 5.91 9 0 0 10.2 12 9 7 1 1 6 10 1.69 8.44 5.06
  2017 Columbus Clippers IL AAA Cle 27 2 0 3.21 34 0 2 42.0 28 16 15 7 3 12 54 0.95 11.57 2.57
  2017 Cleveland Indians AL MLB Cle 27 1 0 0.00 30 0 1 20.0 13 0 0 0 1 6 18 0.95 8.10 2.70
  2018 Columbus Clippers IL AAA Cle 28 2 1 3.65 17 0 1 12.1 8 7 5 0 0 3 18 0.89 13.14 2.19
  2018 Cleveland Indians AL MLB Cle 28 2 1 4.94 43 0 0 27.1 26 16 15 4 0 12 40 1.39 13.17 3.95
  2019 Akron RubberDucks East AA Cle 29 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 3.00 27.00 13.50
  2019 Columbus Clippers IL AAA Cle 29 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3.00 27.00 0.00
  2019 Cleveland Indians AL MLB Cle 29 1 1 4.40 39 0 0 30.2 34 15 15 3 2 16 28 1.63 8.22 4.70
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- Cle 30 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
   
     
    2021 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2021 Portland DNE AA Bos 31     stats                            
   
     
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  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  2013 West Coast Conference Pitcher of the Year
Northwest League Pitcher of the Week (July 9-15, 2013)
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